Jessica, at feministing, linked to this article in the Christian Science Monitor, on the upcoming 4oth anniversary of NOW. (I am unable to attend this great gala, but would love to hear about how it goes from anyone who does attend.)
What really hit me when I read the article was the following:
The "he" in the quotation is Dr. Seidenberg, a psychiatrist from Fayatteville, N.Y. and one of the first male members of NOW.
I was also pleased with Jessica's comments:
I have to say, however, that I don't think NOW has been very successful, as of late, with Washington lobbying. It is simply impossible to get into Senators offices. And, if you do, you won't see the Senator. I am hopeful that the younger feminists will bring a new energy and intensity to feminist activism. I haven't seen a whole lot of younger women at NOW board meetings or rallies. But, I hold out hope that something will congeal, and soon!
P.S. Which woman do you propose to which we should dedicate a National holiday? Dr. Seidenberg proposes Betty Friedan.